|From:||Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 16, 1999, 4:38|
On Thu, 15 Jul 1999 23:22:47 -0400 Padraic Brown
>> I read a brief grammar of Romanian that claimed the existence of
>> cases [snip]
>All I can say is that the inscription
>changes (drastically) from "Carol I Domnul Romaniei" to "Carol I Rege
>al Romaniei" and especially to "Carol II Regele Romanilor".
>From my grammar of Romanian...
There are indeed two true cases (plus vocative if it exists) as Nik
stated; here are a few paradigms:
N/A -def lup lupi
+def lupul lupii
G/D -def lup lupi
+def lupului lupilor
N/A -def arbore arbori
+def arborele arborii
G/D -def arbore arbori
+def arborelui arborilor
N/A -def cas@ case
+def casa casele
G/D -def case case
+def casei caselor
It gets really bizarre when you have an /l/ at the end of a word that
gets "palatalized out of existence" (as Comrie says)...ahem:
copil = child
copii = children
copiii = the children
Hmm. Three of any letter in a row just gets on my nerves for some reason.
Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>
"After the tempest, I behold, once more, the weasel."
(Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)
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